Thursday, July 05, 2007

Pain Relief The Natural Way

Millions of people all over the world live with chronic pain. Although there are medicines that can help ease the discomfort, many more will still continue to suffer. But there are ways that we can relieve ourselves of the pain without taking any pills or medications. Some are non conventional methods that may seem foreign to most of us, but have proven to work in relieving pain.

1.) Chiropractic therapy compliments the healing process although practitioners cannot prescribe drugs or perform surgery but are trained to do standard medical procedures. Their services are even covered by some health cards. Spinal manipulation have been proven to treating simple lower back pain especially if it has been only present for a short time.

2.) Hypnosis can also relieve pain as well as treat headaches and bowel syndrome by altering brainwave patterns in the same way as other relaxation techniques.

3.) Breathing exercise by deep breathing from the diaphragm will greatly reduce stress that is associated with several chronic pains.

4.) Regular exercise prompts your body to release endorphins, which blocks the pain signals from reaching the brain. Endorphins are also known as feel good chemicals that your body produce to help alleviate depression and anxiety. Regular exercise will let you loose weight which is important form chronic pain sufferers because lighter weight will reduce the stress on your joints and improve your flexibility.

5.) Acupuncture is one of the most non conventional means of treating pain. But this practice has been around from centuries and has been proven to work numerous times already. Acupuncture helps relieve dental pain and nausea after undergoing an operation. This ancient form of treatment also helps treating cramps, myofascial pain as well as a host of other conditions.

6.) Certain foods an also help ease the pain. Although there is not enough evidence yet, foods like chicken soup and jacket potatoes make you feel better. Cherries, which contains Anthocyanins have anti inflammatory properties found in aspirins. Sugar can also reduce the perception of pain, especially in children. Soya can also help relieve osteoarthritis pain.



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